1. ## strange question

This may seem a strange question and probably is. But I have always wounded if we could see Radar how would it look. I mean does it reflect off in all directions at 90 degrees to the contacted surface? is it all surrounding?, or if one was to try and draw it...............

2. ## Re: strange question

Originally Posted by ghz1
This may seem a strange question and probably is. But I have always wounded if we could see Radar how would it look. I mean does it reflect off in all directions at 90 degrees to the contacted surface? is it all surrounding?, or if one was to try and draw it...............
wow... that is a strange question... never actually imagined what it would look like

3. This probably doesn't answer your question but here is an interesting web site:

4. At first I would think that the departure angle would directly depend on the incoming angle.
Example: Incoming:45 degree Departure: 135
Incoming:80 Departure: 100 degrees

But then again, that is more like how a beam would behave. Radar goes out in circular wave looking things, so I don't know.

5. It would look like those alien ray guns in 1950's scifi movies: green circles starting small and getting bigger the further out....

6. ## Re: strange question

Originally Posted by ghz1
This may seem a strange question and probably is. But I have always wounded if we could see Radar how would it look. I mean does it reflect off in all directions at 90 degrees to the contacted surface? is it all surrounding?, or if one was to try and draw it...............

7. ## angle

angle of reflection = angle of incidence.

Light is known to behave in a very predictable manner. If a ray of light could be observed approaching and reflecting off of a flat mirror, then the behavior of the light as it reflects would follow a predictable law known as the law of reflection.

We often compare radar gun/beam as a flashlight. So..logically there should be no difference.

8. That's not a strange question at all! I've wondered that many times. How about a computer controlled heads up display on your windshield that would display the radar source as a light source, like the flashlight example?

Or maybe it is a strange question, and I'm strange too! :shock:

9. radar waves travel and look much like light waves. think of the cone like effect of a flashlight, but you can't see it

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